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MESSENGER. A person appointed to perform certain duties, generally of a ministerial character.
     2. In England, a messenger appointed under the bankrupt laws, is an officer who is authorized to execute the lawful commands of commissioners of bankrupts.

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As he spoke, a servant of Dawra came with food and drink for the strangers, and hearing how they spoke among themselves, he hastily and in wrath dashed the food upon the table, and returning to his master repeated to him the words of the messenger.
They placed themselves close to where Hatta, the other messenger, was standing watching the fight, with a cup of tea in one hand and a piece of bread-and-butter in the other.
Incoming parcels will be signed for by the messenger center staff and brought directly to the tenant by a Bright Star Couriers employee, thereby cutting off building access to street messengers.
Tenants feel safer and more secure when they know that messengers are being monitored and supervised by a messenger center.
Unlike regular e-mail and text messages, these messengers are encrypted, and have the ability to automatically move across wired and wireless devices, track down recipients, confirm receipt, deliver interactive content, and transmit real-time responses back to the sending application.
Unlike regular email and text messages, these messengers are encrypted, and have the ability to move across wired and wireless devices, track down recipients, confirm receipt, deliver interactive content, and transmit real-time responses back to the sending application.
EOC issues evacuation orders to field resources through RMSG which sends interactive messengers to BlackBerrys, smart phones, and desktops, delivering information and gathering responses
As an example of the unique value proposition that Roaming Messenger brings, location based services can now be developed in conjunction with the Company's highly interactive and dynamic messengers.
Unlike current static technologies such as e-mail and text messaging, Roaming Messengers are dynamic, intelligent, real-time and location aware software "messengers" that can roam, locate and deliver highly interactive communications between responders in the field and back-end public safety applications.
These messengers are able to roam across wired and wireless devices, tracking people down on their multiple mobile or wired devices and interacting with them to get the right information to the right people at the right time.
These messengers are able to roam across wired and wireless devices, tracking down and interacting with appropriate first responders and emergency management personnel, alerting them about a biological incident to facilitate their timely response," says Frost & Sullivan research analyst Michael Valenti.